See also: sers and Sers

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LatvianEdit

 sērs on Latvian Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ser-(to flow, run), based either on sulfur's sharp taste, or on a development like “liquid” > “substance that flows easily” > “sulfur”. Cognates include Russian се́ра(séra), Latin serum(whey). Some specialists believe, however, that sērs is a 13th-century borrowing from Old East Slavic (сѣp(ser), сѣpa(sera)). At any rate, even if the word is not borrowed, its shape may have been influenced by Old East Slavic or Russian.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

Chemical element
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sērs m (1st declension)

  1. sulfur (nonmentallic chemical element with atomic number 16)
    aktīvais sērs‎ ― active sulfur
    organiskais sērs‎ ― organic sulfur
    sēra trioksīds‎ ― sulfur trioxide
    sēra atrades‎ ― sulfur deposits
    sēra savienojumi‎ ― sulfur compounds
    sēra peldes‎ ― sulfur baths
  2. (anatomy) earwax (waxy substance secreted by the ear)
    auss sērs‎ ― earwax
    sēra korķis‎ ― ear cork (= a lump of earwax in the ear)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “sērs”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7